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A Colonel in the U.S. Army is Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison for Child Porn

A United States Army Colonel has been handed a 12-year prison stint for child porn.

58-year-old Colonel Robert J. Rice, 58, stationed at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, was arrested in May of2014 after an investigation into his online activities.

In May of 2016, after a five-day jury trial, he was found guilty for knowingly possessing child pornography from August of 2010 through January 29, 2013, and receiving and distributing it through the Internet from January 23, 2013 through January 28, 2013.

The investigation was part of the Department of Homeland Security’s Operation Predator, a global initiative to protect children from sexual predators.

Since its launch in 2003, they’ve arrested over 10,000 individuals for crimes against children, including the production and distribution of online child pornography, traveling overseas for sex with minors, and sex trafficking of children.

 

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